De*clar"a*to*ry (?), a. [Cf. F. d'eclaratoire.]

Making declaration, explanation, or exhibition; making clear or manifest; affirmative; expressive; as, a clause declaratory of the will of the legislature.

Declaratory act Law, an act or statute which sets forth more clearly, and declares what is, the existing law.

 

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